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So you’ve got a new house – congratulations! There’s just one problem…
It’s not quite your style. But with all the money you just dropped on closing
and moving and new furniture, you don’t have a lot of cash to spruce it up.
Or, maybe you’re just about to sell your house and you wish you could spruce
it up a bit before putting it on the market, but you don’t want to spend a ton.
Basically, you need a lot of look for not a lot of dough, right?
Don’t worry! These quick and usually DIY upgrades will make your home
look and feel like a million bucks (for just a tiny chunk of change).
Over the next few weeks we will go over:

10 Ways To Upgrade Your Home’s Style…
Without Breaking The Bank

Upgrade #1
April 28, 2020
Remove The 90’s Ducks

Maybe your home doesn’t have literal country blue ducks all over the
kitchen, but if you have an older home, chances are good there’s some
equally cheesy decor hanging around. Just taking out the cheesy badness of
decades past — by removing the wallpaper or covering up the hokey paint —
will make your home look and feel much fresher.

Upgrade #2
May 4, 2020
Get Rid of Grime

Take a close look at the surfaces that often get ignored. Places like the base
molding and window sills often have a layer of grime that needs to be
removed or even repainted. Get your elbow grease on and try a Magic Eraser
on these surfaces. If that doesn’t work, fresh caulk and a new coat of bright
white paint will go SO FAR to making your place look bright and clean again.

Upgrade #3
May 12, 2020

A new coat of a light, neutral paint will make any room look and feel
invigorated. Not sure what to choose? Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige
works just about anywhere if you like neutrals. Not into beige? That’s ok.
Agreeable Gray is a great cooler neutral, and Alabaster is the perfect white-

Upgrade #4
May 18, 2020
Highlight One Wall

If you’re already working with a neutral palette, you can add in some
personality and pizazz. Add an accent wall in a fun spot like your breakfast
nook or powder bath and really go all out.
You can use wall stickers or removable wallpaper for a low commitment
look, or go simple and slap on the paint. Just this one simple addition will
make you smile whenever you walk in the room.

Upgrade #5
May 26, 2020
Add Art

Adding art to your home is a great way to add style. But not just any art…
Add some large scale art that you LOVE.
What does large scale mean? Well, think of the biggest piece you have, and
then find something bigger. If you LOVE it, it belongs on the wall, and a big
piece will set the tone for an entire room. This doesn’t have to cost a fortune,
either. You can get great pieces at Living Spaces or IKEA for around $100.
Want to spend a little more? Scroll around Instagram. You can find fantastic
original art there AND you’ll be supporting small business owners. Win / Win.

* Realtors are Independently Licensed Florida Realtors, under Charles Rutenberg Realty. We are in no way affiliated with Taylor Morrison.